Boil Water Advisory Lifted by Town of Boone
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[BOONE, NC] – The boil water advisory issued as a precautionary measure by the Town of Boone on December 27, 2017 is lifted. You can use tap water for all purposes.
AppHealthCare (Appalachian District Health Department) is continuing to work with restaurants, care centers and other institutions to provide guidance now that the boil water advisory is lifted.
What should I do now that the advisory is lifted?
Restaurants, Care Centers, and Other Institutions:
The following steps should be completed now that the boil water advisory is lifted.
- Equipment with water line connections such as post mix beverage machines, spray misters, coffee or tea urns, ice machines, glass washers, dishwashers, and other equipment must be flushed, cleaned and sanitized in accordance to manufacturer’s instructions
- Run water softeners through a regeneration cycle
- Drain reservoirs in tall buildings
- Flush drinking fountains; run continuously for 5 minutes
- For ice machines:
- flush the water line
- close the valve on the water line behind the machine disconnect the water line from the machine inlet
- open the valve
- run 5 gallons of water through the valve and dispose of the water
- close valve
- reconnect water line
- open the valve
- flush the water lines in the machine
- turn on the machine
- make ice for 1 hour and dispose of the first batch of ice
- Clean and sanitize all parts and surfaces that come in contact with water and ice, follow manufacturer’s instructions
For Health Care Facilities: Now that the boil water advisory is lifted, run faucets and drinking fountains at full flow for at least 5 minutes or use high-temperature water flushing or chlorination (153,157). Refer to Centers for Disease Control Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities.
See the Town of Boone guidance below for more information. For additional information about this event and more from AppHealthCare please call (828) 264-4995 or visit our website at www.apphealthcare.com and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Contact: Melissa Bracey
Phone: (828) 264-4995
Town of Boone
Public Works Department
For Immediate Release- BOIL ADVISORY LIFTED
As of 11:30am today, December 28, 2017, our Water Treatment Plant reported that the water samples that were taken yesterday in response to the System Pressure Advisory are negative of any bacteria.
THE BOIL WATER ADVISORY HAS BEEN LIFTED AND THE WATER IS AND HAS BEEN SAFE TO DRINK.
We extend our sincerest appreciation to our customers for their patience and understanding during this time. During the early morning hours of Dec. 27 an individual driving on Hwy 105 had an accident and struck multiple fire hydrants. The individual involved in the accident was arrested and faces multiple charges involving driving impaired and alcohol consumption. Shortly after the accident the Boone water system experienced a significant leak in the area of the accident, causing pressure in the entire system to drop. Due to the drop in pressure, a state mandated precautionary boil advisory was issued and state mandated testing was conducted.
In light of these recent events, the Town of Boone encourages residents and business owners to participate in the CodeRED emergency notification system offered by Watauga County. This technology will enable officials to quickly deliver critical information, such as boil advisories, to citizens. To sign up for CodeRED notifications, visit http://www.wataugacounty.org/ and click on the CodeRED logo to enroll contact information including phone numbers and email addresses. Please do not assume you are in the emergency contact database and sign up today.
We extend our sincerest appreciation to our customers for their patience and understanding during this time.
For more information please call our office at 828-268-6250.
Rick Miller Public Works Director Town of Boone